• Winner of the Harlequin national theatre award for Best Light Design (2016)
From 2007 to 2009, Fomin was the technical director of the Antresol Actors Club, a branch of the Satire Theatre on Vasilyevsky. From 2008 to 2014, Fomin was a Light Designer at the Hand Made Saint Petersburg Plastic Hands Theatre, in 2014-2018 he was a Light Designer with the Nikolay Akimov Saint Petersburg Comedy Theatre, in 2015-2018 Fomin was a Light Designer at the performance hall of the Saint Petersburg Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art. From 2009 to 2011, Fomin underwent light design training at the Hellerau European Centre for the Arts in Dresden, Germany.
He worked on the production of Yaroslavna.The Eclipse (2017), Pétrouchka (2017), and Daphnis et Chloé (2019) at the Mariinsky Theatre.
Since 2007, Fomin has collaborated with the AKHE Engineering Theatre. Since 2008, Fomin has worked with DEREVO Theatre on such productions as Dia Gnose, Drop in the Ocean, Mephisto Waltz, Harlequin, and Last Clown on Earth.
Igor Fomin’s light design portfolio includes Andrei Moguchy’s Happiness at the Alexandrinsky Theatre and Andrei Prikotenko’s Russian Matrix (for which Igor Fomin scored a Golden Mask Award nomination); Pétrouchka at the Perm Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre and Mozart and Salieri and Tissues by Vladimir Varnava; Vladimir Varnava and Maxim Didenko’s The Passenger; Maxim Didenko’s productions The Overcoat. Ballet, Cinderella at the Bolshoi Saint Petersburg State Circus; The Earth at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre; Black Russian at the House of Troyekurov (Moscow); I am here at the Stariy Dom Theatre (Novosibirsk); Nikolai Dreiden’s musical Zombi Zombi Zombi; Maxim Didenko and Nikolai Dreiden’s Lenka Panteleev. The Musical at the Alexander Bryantsev Youth Theatre; Viktor Kramer’s Don’t Leave Your Planet at Moscow Sovremennik Theatre and The Canterville Ghost at the Alexander Bryantsev Youth Theatre; as well as the productions at the Lensoviet Academic Theatre, the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre, The Priyut Komedianta, and the Gogol Centre (Moscow) and Staryi Dom Theatre (Novosibirsk).